They Will Not Play Again: A Poem by Mike Madden

On a cold Munich day in the ice and the snow Forty-four souls filled with fear, filled with hope In the dark, in the flames there was nowhere to hide Twenty-one lived but twenty-three died Pioneers all for the game for the score Lost their lives for the cause of the...

Ode to the Busby Babes: A Poem by Phil Dennett

In memory of David Pegg, Billy Whelan, Duncan Edwards, Eddie Colman, Tommy Taylor, Geoff Bent, Mark Jones and Roger Byrne and all the non-players who died so tragically and needlessly as a result of the crash at Munich airport on February 6 1958. Dedicated to United...

Did You Know Duncan Edwards: A Poem

Did you know Duncan Edwards, Dad, I mean really- really know? It’s just you’ve kept so many cuttings from all those years ago. And were the babes the greatest, the greatest ever team? Or just enshrined here in this history, just a bygone boyhood dream. Now I know you...

A Poem by Kady Cavannagh

The Lads they played a simple game After seeing them you could never look at football the same Champions of England All home grown But known fair and wide beyond their home On the way back from a trip Tragedy struck Which made the world believe United would slip But...

A Poem by Kady Cavannagh

They were a group of young boys with passion and skill With courage and pace they’d attack teams at will An opposing players nightmare but a managers dream The Busby Babes they were known as, oh what a team With Matt as their father he’d allow them to play...

Busby’s Babes: A Poem by Steve Douglas

On a snow shrouded sixth of February nineteen fifty-eight, the ‘Lord Burghley’ Ambassador took off an hour late. From Belgrade to Manchester after a three-all draw they landed in Munich to wait for a thaw. Europe’s Top Cup…Semi-finals now...

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